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To throw the Bread Away?

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Ncks Thu 12-Oct-17 15:49:45

Went into the bakery this afternoon and asked for a dozen brown rolls. It's a small independent in a market town and I love their bread. The woman serving had a filthy cold and coughed all the time she was serving.
In fact she went in the back for a good cough and then came back and carried on.
I was watching her bag up my bread and thinking it was coated with germs but I daren't didn't say anything. There was a big queue and I just paid and left.
I don't fancy the bread.

KitKatCHA Thu 12-Oct-17 21:18:52

I would definitely have thrown the bread. Or snuck out while she was out the back grin

LucyLambstealer Thu 12-Oct-17 22:44:23

Being close to this woman would have already exposed you to whatever she had, by now you've either caught what she has and will get sick in a few days, or you haven't, not really much you can do about it now. Besides, cold and flu are transmitted via the respiratory system not gastrointestinal so you're pretty unlikely to catch it from the bread (unless you're planning to smoke it maybe?) The viruses are generally only are viable for infection for less than a day out of the body too so imo just eat the bread.

AllToadsLeadToHome Thu 12-Oct-17 23:50:54

Someone dropped my baguette on the floor recently. In Lidl so it was paid for before being packed into the bags, he dropped it off the packing shelf.

I knew the actual bread didn't touch the floor as it was in one of the long paper bags but when I took it out I cut the end off that was nearest to being exposed and threw it in the bin. Then I looked at the rest of it and knew I couldn't eat it. Silly in way because it had been exposed to people sneezing, snotting and handling it with hands that had picked noses and wiped arses before we bought it.

I binned it. I try not to buy self service, unwrapped bakery items for the above reasons and that was the last straw.

Ncks Fri 13-Oct-17 09:40:44

cold and flu are transmitted via the respiratory system
I was thinking of the transfer of viruses by touch being the most common form of infection. Hence hand washing being so important in infection control.
Even if the chances were remote I just didn't fancy it. I didn't want to make a point though as I want to go in there again when typhoid Mary is better

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